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« The Parthian Shot in Hunting Scenes ». Silk Road Art and Archaeology, 10, 2004, pp. 29-48.

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1Many scholars have argued that the “Parthian shot” in hunting scenes represents a moment of actual hunting. In this contribution this particular iconography is reconsidered from the point of view of the technique of representation. According to a new interpretation of the scenes in a two-dimensional space (here, in particular, a few Sasanian silver plates are considered), the so-called “Parthian shot” image “merges two parts viewed from different angles on the same space”: it is a way of representation that the author calls “multi-angled shooting horseman”. This visual convention, that has independent comparisons in Chinese art, was invented by Sasanian and used in central court workshops [– or ‘the central court workshop’] from the early period, then it spread all over the empire in the 3th-4th centuries A.D.

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Carlo Lippolis. R. Takeuchi, « « The Parthian Shot in Hunting Scenes ». Silk Road Art and Archaeology, 10, 2004, pp. 29-48. », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 29 | 2008, document 133, mis en ligne le 15 septembre 2008, consulté le 27 juin 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/27162

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